Barry S. Handler, M.D.


St. Louis University Health Sciences Center
August 1985-May 1989
Doctor of Medicine, May 1989


Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery, March 27, 1999
Certified, American Board of Surgery, June 1996
Certified, Candela Tunable Dye Laser, Sclerolaser
Certified Coherent Ultrapulse CO2 Laser
Certified, Agee Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release System

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society
Member, California Society of Plastic Surgery
Member, California Medical Association
Member, San Diego Medical Society

Television Appearances

March 16, 2004- Channel 8 KFMBTV, San Diego, CA, “Wrinkle Treatment with Injectable Restylane”
May 04, 2004- Channel 9 KUSI, San Diego, CA, “Wrinkle Treatment with Injectable Radiance”


Margenthaler, JA. Virgo, KS. Johnson, DY. Sugarbaker, EM. Handler, BS. and Johnson, FE.: How Surgeon Age Affects Post-Treatment Surveillance Strategies For Melanoma Patients. International Journal of Oncology. 19:175-180, 2001.

Johnson, FE. Virgo, KS. Johnson, DY. Chan, D. Goshima, K. and Handler, BS.: Effect of Initial Tumor Stage on Patient Follow-Up after Potentially Curative Resection for Cutaneous Melanoma. International Journal of Oncology. 18: 973-978, 2001.

Virgo, KS. Chan, D. Handler, BS. Johnson, DY. Goshima, K. and Johnson, FE.: Current Practice of Patient Follow-Up after Potentially Curative Resection of Cutaneous Melanoma. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 106: 590-97, 2000.

Co-investigator, soft tissue adhesive clinical trials, 1998-1999.

“External Fixators for Treatment of Unstable Hand Fractures”. Presentation at the annual senior residents conference, Sacramento, California, April 1997 and the Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, May 1997.

Gupta, N. Handler, BS. Longo, WE. And Baue, AE.: Perforated Lobar Nephritis: A Previously Unreported Cause of Portal Venous Gas. Contemp. Surg. 49(2): 87-90, 1996.

Handler, BS. Longo, WE. Vernava, AM. Herrmann, VM and Dunphy, FR.: Gastrointestinal Disease in Patients Receiving Salvage Chemotherapy or Bone Marrow Transplantation”. Missouri Medicine 91(10): 637-40, 1994.

“Gastrointestinal Disease in Adult Cancer Patients Receiving Adjuvant Therapy or Bone Marrow Transplantation”. Poster presentation at the Southwest Surgical Congress, April 1993.